At what point is the stress of your job no longer worth the financial reward?
For some, the cost of stress is too great, and so they choose opt out of their professions. So where can you turn? Business Insider has compiled a list of professions that offer both a low amount of stress but also offer financial stability. Among them, astronomers, or those who "observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems."
The stress tolerance of this activity is measured at 62, a figure that is based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor and Occupational Information Network. Lower scores indicate less stress on the job. So what about the salary? The average annual salary for astronomers is $96,460, indicating a pretty good tradeoff, unless you happen to spot a large meteor heading toward Earth.
Find out other high-paying, low stress-inducing professions here.
For those of us who decide to stay put, we should know that we can’t toss aside our responsibilities but we can take steps – even small ones – to better manage stress. Of course, there is no silver bullet, or one size fits all solution, as we all have different work and life situations. However, as Bernard J. Tyson, writes on Big Think, "the key is finding one or two things you can incorporate into your daily routine that will give you the time you need to disconnect, breathe and appreciate the beautiful moments in life."
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